constructive interference


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constructive interference

[kən′strək·div ‚in·tər′fir·əns]
(physics)
Phenomenon in which the phases of waves arriving at a specified point over two or more paths of different lengths are such that the square of the resultant amplitude is greater than the sum of the squares of the component amplitudes.
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In addition, a partial loss of constructive interference in a steady state (CISS) signal was noted in the basal turn and the middle turn (figure 2, A) of the cochlea.
This is achieved by combining elements in a phased array in such a way that signals at particular angles experience constructive interference while others experience destructive interference.
Objective: Structural colour arises from constructive interference of light that is reflected at interfaces within periodic arrays of transparent materials.

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